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Contemplative photography workshop June 1

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the French humanist considered the master of candid photography, wrote, "Technique is important only insofar as you must master it in order to communicate what you see. . . . In any case, people think far too much about techniques and not enough about seeing."Learn ...

Faith in Practice mission trips discussed

WESTFIELD - St. Peter's and the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield recognized Cinco de Mayo on May 5 with a bilingual service led by Pastor Dana and Mother Virginia. A potluck followed with a variety of ethnic tastes enjoyed by all. Deanna Scharf ended the night with a presentation of ...

‘Uke-newbie Jam’ at Barker Library

The Barker Library and Fredonia Ukulele Group will hold the first-ever "Uke-newbie Jam" on Monday, May 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Barker Library. The "Ukenewbie Jam" is intended for beginning ukulele players and those who would like to work on the basics. Participants will focus on some basic ...

Immaculata Academy Honor Roll

HAMBURG - Immaculata Academy is pleased to announce its third quarter honor roll students for the 20152016 school year.Angola: First Honors - Christina Billittier. Second Honors - Alix Novak, Dea Chiavetta, Emilee Chiavetta, Lauren Ingrao.Collins: First Honors - Adrian Galloway Lopez.Fredonia: ...

Mental Health Association luncheon celebrates milestones

JAMESTOWN - The Mental Health Association in Chautau-qua County is a peer-run organization offering support services to people with substance addiction and all other forms of mental health diagnosis.The MHA is staffed by recovery coaches who work in collaboration with local treatment providers, ...

Valley Historical Society hears history of Grange

SINCLAIRVILLE - Members and guests of the Valley Historical Society met recently in the museum located in the village of Sinclairville at the corner of Main and Lester streets. The Historical Society, founded in 1977 by the late John and Ruth Smith who saw a need to preserve the history of the ...

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 gets ready for Memorial Day events

A Memorial Day chicken barbecue will be held on Monday, May 30 from noon until sold out at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets are $10 presale/$11 at the door. The meal includes chicken by "Weidner's BBQ," two sides, roll and butter. Options include ...

Amish relief auction on May 28

CHERRY CREEK - The 13th annual Amish relief auction will be held May 28 at the Empire Livestock Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Road, Cherry Creek. The event begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast from 6 to 9:30 a.m.Later, refreshments available include a chicken barbecue, pig roast, ...

Community ukulele jam sessions schedule set

The next two community jam sessions will be held Friday May 27 and Friday, June 24 at the Kasia Coffee Shop, 183 E. Main St., Fredonia. Beginners and "brush-up" instruction will be available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The jam session for all runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome regardless of ...

Village of Cassadaga planting party on Sunday

CASSADAGA - The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga will hold a planting party at Village Park at the corner of Maple and Main streets at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 to get the park ready for Memorial Day. Participants are asked to bring gardening tools (and hostas if they have some). The rain date is ...

Post 1017 Auxiliary goulash dinner May 20

The John T. Murray Post 1017 auxiliary will be holding a goulash dinner complete with salad and dessert on Friday, May 20. The dinner starts at 5 to 7 p.m. and take outs are available. The cost is $4 for veterans and $8 for others. The event is open to the public.For information and to order ...

Lily Dale Artisans Guild sale May 27, 28

LILY DALE - Lily Dale Artisans Guild will hold a plants, crafts and curiosities sale on May 27 and 28 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. in the Lyceum. All items to be sold are hand made, grown, or donated by Lily Dale residents.On May 28, lectures at the pavilion next to the Fire Hall will include from 1 ...

Garden club cleans up monument

Armed with shovels, rakes and pruners, members of the Chadwick Bay Garden Club attacked the overgrown and neglected flower bed surrounding the stone monument at Houghton Park in Fredonia. The area, along with the urn in the center, is now ready to be planted with summer annuals, donated by ...

WCA Bariatric Team hosts free seminar

JAMESTOWN - The WCA Bariatric Center team will host a free, informative, seminar Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. to answer questions about weight loss surgery options at WCA and introduce residents to bariatric surgeon, Dr. Galo Grijalva.The free seminar will be held in the WCA Hospital Auditorium, ...

Jamestown High School Class of 1971 looking for classmates

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown High School Class of 1971 will be holding its 45th Reunion on Saturday, June 25 at Moonbrook Country Club. Reservation letters have been sent out to classmates, but anyone who did not receive one is asked to contact the committee at jhs1971@gmail.com or call Sue ...

Alex Foulk Fund to support transitional housing and prevention

JAMESTOWN - When more than 30 people gathered recently at Shawbucks to "Be Part of the Solution" of the local heroin crisis, Kim Carlson described the need for transitional housing for drug addicts.Since the Feb. 26 death of her 26-year-old son, Alex Foulk, of a heroin overdose, Carlson has ...

VFW district convention begins Friday in Dunkirk

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 6th District convention, honoring Commander Marcello J. Rotunda and President Kathy Warrington, will be held May 20-21 in Dunkirk at the Clarion Hotel.Marcello J. Rotunda, also known as JR, retired as a chief petty officer in the United States Navy on Sept. 1, ...